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Welcome to Lawrence County Pennsylvania
History and Genealogy


Lawrence County, Pennsylvania is located in Western Pa and was created on March 20, 1849 from parts of Beaver and Mercer Counties. It was named after the USS Lawrence,  Oliver Hazard Perry's original flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The USS Lawrence was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, a naval hero.

New Castle is the county seat. 


If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Nancy to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.

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Bible Records





Newspaper Articles

Family Trees

Boroughs and Villages


 Other Data

1841 New Castle Directory

Past and Present Newspapers and Editors in Lawrence County

 The Road To Lawrence County
The history of Pa county territories which was formed (and reformed)
and lead to the formation of Lawrence County.

Cascade Park, New Castle, Pa
History and photo's of the former amusement park.

Lawrence County Historical Markers

Pennsylvania Municipality Definitions & Census Class Code Definitions

Recent Updates
July 2015: Births: Boren, Clobucker - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell
February 2015:
Obit:Titus Powers, Robert Moriah Forsyth - Submitted by Denise Burge
June 2013:
Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
December 2012: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Debbie Ovechka



Hickory Township

Little Beaver Township

Mahoning Township

Neshannock Township

North Beaver Township

Perry Township

Plain Grove Township

Pulaski Township

Scott Township

Shenango Township

Slippery Rock Township

Taylor Township

Union Township

Washington Township

Wayne Township

Wilmington Township


Surrounding Counties

Beaver County (South)

Mercer County (North)

Mahoning County, Ohio (West)

Butler County (East)

Columbiana County, Ohio (Southwest)



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